A disaster for Britart

More than 100 artworks from the famous Charles Saatchi's collection have been destroyed in a warehouse fire. Among the pieces destroyed were works by Tim Noble and Sue Webster, who I had the pleasure of knowing at art school.

More than 100 artworks from the famous Charles Saatchi's collection have been destroyed in a warehouse fire. Among the many pieces of contemporary artists' work destroyed were works by Tim Noble and Sue Webster, who I had the pleasure of knowing at art school in Nottingham.

Works by some of my favourite artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin also perished in the fire in east London.

Some of the works destroyed were

Miss Understood and Mr Meanor by Tim Noble and Sue WebsterMiss Understood and Mr Meanor by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Everyone I Ever Slept With 1963-1995 by Tracey EminEveryone I Ever Slept With 1963-1995 by Tracey Emin

The Last Thing I Said Is Don't Leave Me by Tracey EminThe Last Thing I Said Is Don't Leave Me

Down Below by Sarah LucasDown Below by Sarah Lucas

Mood Change One by Michael Craig-MartinMood Change One by Michael Craig-Martin

Che Guevara's Mountain Hideaway by Dexter DalwoodChe Guevara's Mountain Hideaway by Dexter Dalwood

There's more to read at the BBC. This really is a sad day...


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  1. #1 On May 27, 2004 02:32 AM Colly said:

    I'd just started putting something together about this - but thanks to you I can get an early night instead.

    Real shame, and I feel gutted for Momart, who are renowned as the best art keepers in our kingdom. Saatchi's got his critics, and I've often been one, but he often bought wisely, knew what would excite, confuse and attract people. I wrote more "Is It Art?" essays at college in response to his purchases than I could ever count. Hope none of his Fiona Rae paintings were lost. They're my faves...

    Maybe he'll visit Nottingham Trent degree show this week to find some replacements (yeah, right Collison).